Tyler Boyd was an afterthought.
He entered the 2018 season as the Bengals’ WR3 behind A.J. Green and John Ross. He was coming off of a season in which he averaged just 3.2 targets and 22.5 receiving yards per contest. His best ball ADP was WR143.
Boyd didn’t get the message. He racked up 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns in only 14 games en route to a WR17 finish. He went from no-name to household name just like that, and now he’s seen as one of the more reliable wideouts in the NFL.
We should have seen it coming. And Shawn Siegele did, as he wrote all about Boyd as a must-have late-round WR just days before the season was set to begin.
We didn’t have a true Boyd-esque third-year breakout last season, but two players pop off the page as candidates for 2020. While neither of them is going as late as Boyd went two years ago, most fantasy players have completely written them off for one reason or another. However, both of them have qualities that indicate they could be on the verge of a breakout campaign.